NETGEAR Launches PTV1000 Push2TV

NETGEAR Inc. , a worldwide provider of
technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, today
announced the launch of NETGEAR Push2TV (PTV1000), a small device that
enables consumers to display their entire laptop computer screens on
their big screen HDTVs -wirelessly, effortlessly and intuitively.
Compatible with select laptops featuring Intel Wireless Display and
powered by the all new 2010 Intel Core Processor Family, Push2TV transforms the living room HDTV into a huge, remote monitor without the
need for any unsightly cables stretching across the room. Slightly
larger than a deck of cards, Push2TV enables consumers to wirelessly
beam practically everything from their notebook computer to the big
screen TV, including media stored on the laptop, content from the home
network, and videos streamed from the most popular websites.

capabilities of the new NETGEAR Push2TV and laptops with Intel
Wireless Display powered by select 2010 IntelCore processors were
demonstrated today as part of Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini’s
keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Show attendees can view Push2TV in Intel’s booth #7153 in the Central
Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, or in the NETGEAR suite #305
at the Las Vegas Marriott across from the Convention Center.

this month, Best Buy will be the first retailer to make this new
networking solution available to consumers with the launch of an
exclusive Blue Label 2.0 series consisting of three laptop computers
developed in partnership with top PC OEM brands.

customers are increasingly dependent on their laptops, and they tell us
they’re looking for easy ways to migrate the content of their computers
to their TVs more freely," said Jason Bonfig, vice president of
computing at Best Buy. "NETGEAR Push2TV is unique in how it seamlessly
scales the viewing and browsing experience of the notebook PC to the TV
along with an easy, intuitive way to connect and operate."

industry has taken several approaches to connect the TV to the
Internet: network-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players; Digital Media
Adapters (DMAs) and set-top boxes that connect to the Internet via the
home network; dedicated home theater PCs or notebooks connected to the
TV via HDMI or other cables; and other PC-to-TV applications. However,
these solutions have multiple limitations, such as the websites they
can access and the video codecs and file formats that they can play.

have been frustrated by the existing solutions so we focused on ease of
use during the design and collaboration process with NETGEAR," said
Erik Reid, director mobile marketing, Intel. "The result is that Intel®
Wireless Display, available on select laptops featuring Intel’s all new
2010 Core family processors, and the NETGEAR Push2TV adapter have taken
the hassle out of sharing content, so consumers can sit back, relax and
enjoy the content on their large screen TVs."

Push2TV adapter combined with Intel Wireless Display is a very simple
extension of the browsing and viewing experience on the PC,
significantly reducing the website restrictions that consumers
currently experience with competing solutions. Consumers will be able
to access the vast majority of the content on their computer or from
the Internet and view it on their TV. Connecting a laptop to Push2TV is
as simple as point and click. The easy and intuitive interface enables
a protected connection and hides all the networking complexity found in
currently available solutions. Thus, the consumer benefits from a fully
integrated PC-to-TV solution without having to plug any external
components or dongles into their new notebook computer, becoming a
networking expert, or learning any new user interface.

total solution consists of NETGEAR Push2TV connected to the TV and
Intel Wireless Display preloaded on new-generation notebooks powered
by the 2010 Intel Core Processor Family. Intel Wireless Display
captures fully rendered display frames in real-time and sends the
compressed video and audio directly to Push2TV via Intel® My WiFi
technology, the industry’s first commercially available Wi-Fi Personal
Area Network (PAN) or Wi-Fi Direct solution, creating a protected
short-hop high-bandwidth wireless connection between the laptop and
Push2TV. When compared to other solutions where the TV adapter connects
to the home network or gateway, Push2TV reduces the wireless bandwidth
overhead by up to 50 percent.

"We are delighted to partner
with Intel to be the first to bring Intel Wireless Display to the
living room, providing customers with what is truly the easiest way to
extend the PC viewing experience to the TV – wirelessly, seamlessly and
over a protected link," said Vivek Pathela, vice president and general
manager of NETGEAR home and consumer products. "The combination of our
Push2TV with a new-generation PC with Intel Wireless Display means
consumers no longer have to crowd around their PCs to experience the
infinite stream of Internet content with their friends and family."

a sleek black minimalist design, a very intuitive setup and Wi-Fi
technology, Push2TV quickly beams the laptop screen to the HDTV over a
protected link. Therefore, customers are able to easily access almost
any content they would normally be able to access on their PCs.* More
specifically, with Push2TV and a new generation notebook powered by the
2010 Intel Core Processor Family connected to the Internet and/or
home network, consumers can:

  • Sit back, relax and
    enjoy music, pictures and videos from their laptop, home network or the
    Internet in HD on their big screen TVs and home entertainment systems;
  • Surf the web from the comfort of their couches,
    accessing many of today’s online movies and TV shows and going anywhere
    a web browser will take them;
  • Easily move from room to room or take Push2TV on vacation or business trips due to its small, lightweight form factor.

Pricing and Availability

by a one-year warranty and 24/7 technical support, the new NETGEAR
Push2TV (PTV1000) will be available in the U.S. via Best Buy later this
month. Push2TV will be bundled together with select laptop computers at
promotional prices, or sold separately to end consumers at prices
starting at $99.99 in the U.S. Best Buy Blue Label 2.0 laptops will
retail starting at $899.99. In addition to wireless display, the Blue
Label 2.0 laptops include features such as lighter weight and longer
battery life.

Intel and NETGEAR are also working together to
deliver this exciting new technology to additional geographies and
distribution channels later in 2010.


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